The following websites provide resources for use in primary and secondary school classrooms including discussion guides for YA novels and lesson plans that will save you time with lesson planning and preparation.
A resource for teacher's to assist in the promotion and teaching of literature and encourage recreational reading and a love of books in children. Book trailers, discussion notes and author posters are available free for use in the classroom.
This blog is written by Judith Way, a teacher librarian from Melbourne. Judith provides links to discussion notes based on YA novels and ideas for integrating technology into teaching practice.
With a focus on primary school, this site provides a range of resources for teachers' which can be integrated within various learning areas including book-talks, lesson plans, author studies, videos, and discussion guides.
These guides offer discussion notes and writing exercise ideas for YA literature.
Random House offers discussion guides for current YA novels, which can be used in a whole class context or for small reading groups.
These teacher's guides to works of literature for the late-elementary and middle-school levels (grades 3-8) include overview information, discussion questions, and extended learning activities, in addition to printable worksheets and lesson plans.
This site provides teachers' notes for picture books and a range of YA novels by Australian authors, including many which are widely used within schools. These comprehensive teachers' notes include features such as a synopsis, themes, activities, writing style, author motivation and study notes for each novel.
Try using these search examples in the catalogue or combine these term with an authors name:
Try using subject headings to find resources:
The discussion notes for this novel are from the Allen & Unwin teachers' resource site, the link to this page can be found above.
The following list of novels are English texts widely used for secondary school English.
'Novels for Students' is an 8 volume resource in which each entry or chapter focuses on one novel. The following elements are contained in each entry: introduction, author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, historical and cultural context, critical overview, sources, for further study, and criticism.
The following list of films are widely studied for secondary school English.
The following list of resources includes study guides for English texts widely studied for senior secondary English.
Text Analysis and study guides: